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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

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Internet Arcade
by VEB Polytechnik Karl-Marx-Stadt
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Internet Arcade
by Shinkai Inc. (Magic Eletronics Inc. license)
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eye 261,074
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Internet Arcade
by Exidy
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eye 260,608
favorite 19
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Venture is a 1981 arcade game by Exidy. The goal of Venture is to collect treasure from a dungeon. The player, named Winky, is equipped with a bow and arrow and explores a dungeon with rooms and hallways. The hallways are patrolled by large, tentacled monsters (the "Hallmonsters", according to Exidy) who cannot be injured, killed, or stopped in any way. Once in a room, the player may kill monsters, avoid traps and gather treasures. If they stay in any room too long, a Hallmonster will...
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Internet Arcade
by General Computer Corporation (Atari license)
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eye 260,079
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comment 3
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Internet Arcade
by Olympia
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comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
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eye 259,819
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Space Dungeon is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Taito Corporation in 1981 and designed and programmed by Rex Battenberg. It was available both as a conversion kit and as a full arcade cabinet. Like Robotron: 2084 (1982), but preceding the release of that game, the controls for Space Dungeon are a pair of 8-directional joysticks: one for moving, one for shooting. Space Dungeon may have been the first twin-stick shooter. Overview Each level of Space Dungeon consists of 36 rooms arranged...
Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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Toobin' is an Atari Games video game originally released as an arcade game in 1988 and is based on the recreational sport tubing. In the game, you play as the main characters Bif or Jet, guiding them through many winding rivers on an innertube. Gameplay The player competes in a river race against the computer or another player. The player's score increases by swishing the gates, hitting other characters with cans, collecting hidden letters to spell Toobin', and collecting treasures. Players try...
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Internet Arcade
by Pacific Novelty
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eye 258,708
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Internet Arcade
by Mylstar
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eye 258,232
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comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Century Electronics (Tuni Electro Service Inc)
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eye 257,294
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comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Williams / Vid Kidz
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eye 256,947
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Stargate is an arcade game released in 1981 by Williams Electronics. Created by Eugene Jarvis, it is a sequel to the 1980 game Defender, and was the first of only three productions from Vid Kidz, an independent development house formed by Jarvis and Larry DeMar. This video game has no connection to the subsequent Stargate franchise that began 13 years later. Legal issues The game is also known as Defender Stargate and Defender II. The latter name was used in home video game releases, due to...
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Internet Arcade
by Valadon Automation (Stern Electronics license)
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eye 256,192
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comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Tehkan (Kaneko license)
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
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Mix together a little bit of Space Invaders and a lot of cold war nuclear panic and you get 'Red Alert', released by Irem in 1981. Your mission in Red Alert is to defend six cities around the world from an unnamed 'enemy attack'. You'll begin in Paris, protecting the Eiffel tower from enemy bombers, then move on New York, Rome, London, Germany, and the final battle over Japan's Mt. Fuji. Red Alert's gameplay is similar to Space Invaders, but the color graphics and varied gameplay are...
Internet Arcade
by RamTek
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Internet Arcade
by Video Games GmbH
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eye 254,876
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comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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eye 254,809
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Zaxxon spawned an arcade sequel: Super Zaxxon. The color scheme is different, the player's ship flies faster (making the game more difficult), and the robot at the end of the second fortress is replaced by a dragon. It did not do as well as the original. Zaxxon is a 1982 isometric shooter arcade game developed and released by Sega. Some sources claim that Japanese electronics company Ikegami Tsushinki also worked on the development of Zaxxon. The game gives the player the experience of flying a...
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Internet Arcade
by Kaneko (Taito license)
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Orca (Esco Trading Co license)
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Century Electronics
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Internet Arcade
by Bally/Sente
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Space Fury (J:スペースフューリー) is a multi-directional shooter arcade game created by Sega and released on June 17, 1981. The game was an early example of color vector graphics and it also featured speech synthesis. Gameplay The player controls a spaceship battling alien spacecraft. Like other early similar arcade games, it is controlled by four buttons: rotate left, rotate right, thrust and fire. The game was particularly unique in that the player could choose different upgrades for...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Toaplan / Taito America Corp.
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Tiger-Heli (タイガー・ヘリ) is a 1985 scrolling shooter developed by Toaplan and published by Taito for the arcades. It is a predecessor to Twin Cobra. The player controls the helicopter "Tiger-Heli" in a fight against various enemies. The game is a vertical scrolling shooter where the player controls a helicopter taking on hordes of enemies which include tanks, battleships, and artillery. It is interesting to note that, besides some airplanes taking off, there are no flying...
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Internet Arcade
by Exidy
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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eye 252,019
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comment 2
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Internet Arcade
by Atari (Kee Games)
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Super Bug is an arcade game developed, manufactured, and released by Atari in 1977. The game was originally titled City Driver. Originally titled City Driver, the video game Super Bug was the first to be designed and programmed by Howard Delman. Delman stated in an interview that he had to learn a lot of the game development process during the nine months it took to create Super Bug. uper Bug is a simple black and white driving game, very innovative during the time of its release. It is said to...
Internet Arcade
by Universal
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Internet Arcade
by Sigma Enterprises Inc.
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Internet Arcade
by Senko Industries (Magic Eletronics Inc. license)
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Internet Arcade
by Century II
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Internet Arcade
by Exidy
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Targ was a successful 1980 game by Exidy depicting vehicular combat in a future world. The locale is described by the game cabinet as "The Crystal City": it is a simple 9x9 grid of roads demarcated by rectangular buildings. The player, piloting the Wummel, which looks like a small green car, maneuvers through the maze trying to shoot enemies and avoid collisions. Most of the enemies consist of angry-looking red wedges, or "Targs". Occasionally, a small cyan-colored...
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Internet Arcade
by Orca
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Internet Arcade
by Bally/Sente
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Internet Arcade
by Coreland / Sega
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Internet Arcade
by Game-A-Tron
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comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Yachiyo Electronics, Ltd.
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Internet Arcade
by Mylstar
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Internet Arcade
by Epos Corporation
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Internet Arcade
by Taito Corporation (Venture Line license)
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Internet Arcade
by Signatron USA
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Internet Arcade
by Valadon Automation
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eye 244,506
favorite 4
comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Rock-Ola
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eye 244,067
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comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
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eye 243,238
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comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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eye 242,356
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Teddy Boy Blues – Yohko Ishino (テディボーイ・ブルース / 石野陽子 Tedibōi Burūzu / Ishino Yōko?) is a 1985 arcade game made by Sega. It stars a young boy who is armed with a gun. Each level is an infinitely-repeating maze with several dice. Each die is filled with monsters which hatch out and the player must shoot to shrink, then collect them. If the player does not collect each shrunken monster quickly, it turns into a time-eating bug which flies to the time limit bar and...
Internet Arcade
by Sega
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eye 242,261
favorite 7
comment 1
Tac/Scan is a 1982 space combat shooter video game originally released as an arcade game, and later ported to the Atari 2600. It was developed by Sega Japan and published by Sega America. The game was notable for its 3D vector graphics that switched between an overhead and third-person perspective, and for its tactical elements, putting the player in command of seven units in squadron formation through waves of attacking enemies; the player can gain reserve units, while being able to command...
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Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
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Zoo Keeper is an arcade game created by Taito America and released in 1982. The player controls Zeke, a zookeeper, whose girlfriend Zelda has been kidnapped by a malicious monkey. To distract Zeke, the monkey has unlocked the cages in the zoo, allowing the animals to escape. The player runs, jumps, builds walls, and collects bonus items in an effort to recapture and contain the animals before finally rescuing Zelda. Gameplay Zoo Keeper has three different types of stages. In the zoo stage, Zeke...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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Timber is an arcade game that was manufactured by Midway Games in 1984. The object of the game is to amass points by chopping down trees or by balancing atop a floating, rotating log. Gameplay The player assumes the role of a lumberjack in the game. He or she has a limited amount of time to chop down a given number of trees that sequentially pop up from the ground. The controls consist of two joysticks, with one controlling the player's movement and the other corresponding to left or right...
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Internet Arcade
by Pacific Novelty
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eye 241,511
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Thief is a 1981 arcade video game that is extremely similar to Pac-Man. The player operates a car being pursued by several blue police cars, in a maze that is supposed to represent city streets. There are eight mazes in all, which change every level in a set order, then repeat starting with the ninth screen. The ninth through sixteenth levels are identical to the first through eighth, except the cars all move faster and the dollar signs (see next paragraph) don't last as long. After that, the...
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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eye 240,848
favorite 0
comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Cinematronics / Advanced Microcomputer Systems
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eye 240,822
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Zzyzzyxx is a stand up coin operated arcade game developed by Advanced Microcomputer Systems, and manufactured by Cinematronics in 1982. It was retitled as Brix for release as a conversion kit in 1983. The title screen and marquee were the only changes. Game concept The object of the game is to guide the hero, named Zzyzzyxx, through a moving maze of bricks to collect gifts and bring them to the fair-haired Lola, the object of his affection. Zzzyzzyxx is opposed by the evil Rattifers, named...
Internet Arcade
by Sega
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eye 240,623
favorite 1
comment 1
Tranquilizer Gun is a multi-directional shooter arcade game that was released by Sega (in 1980); it runs on their Vic Dual hardware, and the player must use a four-directional joystick to direct a yellow hunter around a maze with a single button to make him fire shots (from that eponymous "tranquilizer gun") at four different types of wild animals (snakes, elephants, gorillas and lions) to knock them out. Once you have fired a shot at an animal to knock him out, the number 30 will...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
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Up'n Down is a racing video game developed and published by Sega. It was first released in 1983 as an arcade game, then later ported to the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision video game consoles and the Atari XE and Commodore 64 home computers. Gameplay Up'n Down is a vertically scrolling game that employs a pseudo-3D perspective. In the game, the player controls a purple dune buggy that resembles a Volkswagen Beetle. The buggy moves forward along a single-lane path; pressing up or down on the...
Internet Arcade
by K.K. International
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eye 239,229
favorite 3
comment 1
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Cinematronics
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eye 238,287
favorite 1
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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eye 237,563
favorite 5
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Internet Arcade
by Enter-Tech, Ltd.
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eye 237,458
favorite 1
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Williams
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eye 237,215
favorite 0
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Irem
software
eye 236,961
favorite 2
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Seibu Kaihatsu (Taito license)
software
eye 236,699
favorite 9
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Sega
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eye 236,334
favorite 3
comment 0
Zektor is a multi-directional shooter arcade game created by Sega in 1982, which challenges the player to pilot a space ship in a quest to recapture eight cities that have been captured by alien robots. Each city is different with a different name as are the robots. The robots also have speech synthesis so that they can verbally challenge a player to retake the cities they control from them. The first wave takes place on the defense grid. Game play The Cities There are eight cities to reclaim...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
software
eye 236,262
favorite 1
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Sesame Japan
software
eye 235,618
favorite 5
comment 0
Vastar is a 1983's arcade game. It's the only known game released by Sesame Japan Corporation company. (Vastar is also the name of a small M42 mount camera lens produced by Will Wetzlar.) History In the year 2956 A.D., a fighting robot named Vastar was developed by scientists in order to protect Earth from the Galaxy Empire. The game's history is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth. In some points of the game, it can be seen ruins of the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and the Rapa Nui (famous...
Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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eye 234,817
favorite 4
comment 0
Wacko is a 1983 arcade game by Bally Midway. It debuted during the "Golden Age of Arcade Games". It featured a unique angled, or "sloped" cabinet design and a combination of trackball and joystick controls. The player assumes the role of Kapt'n Krooz'r, a small, green alien within a bubble-topped spaceship. The goal of each level is to eliminate the monsters, accomplished by shooting twin pairs in succession. As the player progresses, shooting monsters out of order creates...
Internet Arcade
by Exidy
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eye 234,409
favorite 0
comment 1
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Armenia / Super Video Games
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eye 233,550
favorite 0
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Leland Corporation
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eye 77,902
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Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road is an arcade video game released in 1989 by Leland Corporation. The game was endorsed by professional off road racer Ivan Stewart. Virgin Games produced several home versions in 1990. In 1991, an NES version was later released by Leland's Tradewest subsidiary followed by versions for most major home formats, including NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, Amiga and MS-DOS. In the game, up to three players (four in the NES version through use of either the NES...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Internet Arcade
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Internet Arcade
by Technōs Japan
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WWF Superstars is an arcade game manufactured by Technōs Japan and released in 1989. It is the first WWF arcade game to be released. A series of unrelated games with the same title were released by LJN for the original Game Boy. Technōs followed the game with the release of WWF WrestleFest in 1991. Features The game features some of the signature moves and trademark mannerisms of the wrestlers in the game. There are also cut scenes featuring Ted DiBiase, André the Giant and Virgil. Mean Gene...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 6 reviews )
Internet Arcade
by Taito Corporation
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eye 48,084
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comment 2
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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eye 44,671
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Gauntlet is a fantasy-themed hack and slash 1985 arcade game by Atari Games. Released in October 1985, Atari ultimately sold a total of 7,848 Gauntlet video game arcade cabinets. It is noted as being one of the first multi-player dungeon crawl arcade games. Originally called Dungeons, the game was conceived by Atari game designer Ed Logg, who claimed inspiration from his son's interest in the paper-based game Dungeons & Dragons and from his own interest in 1983's Atari 800 home computer...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )